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Samantha Burgess in Atlanta

01 Jul

It was another good week! The highlight of the week was the cookout we had Friday night.  We had originally put on the calendar to haveimage a service project and a sleepover with the youth from the Hispanic church.  The sleepover didn’t end up working out, but we were able to do the service project.  We had a cookout at Harrison Square apartments where we are on Wednesdays.  It was cool to get to combine our work with Pozo de Esperanza with our work in the apartment complexes.  We had about 70 people come from the apartments, and a good number of adults came too.  We didn’t have very many youth, but it was still good to have them see what is going on right down the road from them and to be able to serve the people there.  I love each of the kids at Harrison Square.  They are all so sweet.  Several of the girls convinced me to get in the bouncy house with them—something I haven’t done in a long time.  It was cool to see the relationships we have been able to build with the kids.  Please pray that God will work on the hearts of the people who came Friday night and that more will come on Wednesday.  Pray that God will call someone to establish a permanent Bible study in Harrison Square once we leave.  Also pray for the kids at the apartment complexes, that the gospel message they are hearing each week will pierce their hearts and that they will surrender their lives to Jesus.

imageAlso, we need all the prayers we can get for this mission project at the end of July.  We still don’t have anyone signed up.  This past week we have gone around visiting with different churches and telling them about the project, but most churches are too busy or too skeptical to do something so short notice.  I feel better about the week itself, but we just need people to participate!  Pray that people will want to participate and that we will have faith that God will do great things that week, despite what it looks like now.

This upcoming week looks like it will be a little less crazy and maybe a little more restful.  I have the opportunity to go home for the 4th of July, so I will leave Wednesday evening and return Sunday.  I am looking forward to seeing my family, and worshipping with UBC on Sunday.  Thank you for your continued prayers.  I look forward to seeing many of you this weekend!

Written by Samantha Burgess

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